Protecting your business from your employees

  Employees can be both an essential asset of your business and its biggest risk. When employees have contact with your clients or have access to your business processes, know-how and trade secrets, it is essential that you protect your business against employees taking that information with them when they leave, or disclosing it if

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Common separation mistakes and how to avoid them

  Separation is never easy. In any family law matter confidentiality and privacy are important, no-one wants other people knowing about the most intimate details of their relationships, especially their breakups. With emotions and tensions running high, private information suddenly can become available for friends and family and, in the worst case, the media. While

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Cyber Security: What you need to know

  There has been a lot of media coverage recently about the privacy of individual’s information and whether it can be shared with others. Business owners obtain personal information from a variety of sources and should already be familiar with the Australian Privacy Principles. As a result of amendments to the Privacy Act which came into

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Master chef’s blunder: Payroll error leaves up to $2.6M owing

Minor payroll and employment errors can lead to significant issues for employers, as MasterChef judge, George Calombaris, has recently discovered. An error in the payroll system of Mr Calombaris’s company, MAdE Establishment Group, lead to up to 430 employees being underpaid as a result of a misclassification of employees and a miscalculation of how overtime

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